Senior Associate Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion USC Marshall School of Business Office of the Dean
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is seeking a Senior Associate Director to work closely with the Senior Diversity Officer around strategy, implementation and assessment of all Marshall DEI efforts. Consistent with its mission, Marshall is committed to a transparent, welcoming, and rigorous academic learning organization that recognizes the need for professional directives and strategies to ensure a safe, engaging, and diverse space for all students. The ODEI provides holistic leadership to all DEI efforts, including protocols, policies, programs, initiatives, communication, budget, recruitment and retention, pedagogy and curriculum, outreach, professional partnerships, development, and research.
An overview of core responsibilities include: Assist in the development of key programs, initiatives, and efforts for student, staff, and faculty recruitment, engagement, and retention; Partner and represent the office with key internal and external partners and stakeholders, locally, domestically, and abroad; Help build organizational knowledge and capacity around DEI, including trainings, presentations, messaging, and evaluation through professional development, partnerships, and mentoring; Assist and at times lead on-going comprehensive efforts around creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment; Leading and coordinating student engagement, including partnering with student organizations and their leaders, attending and supporting student programs, and developing evidence-based student programs.
Additional Responsibilities and Duties
Facilitate core programs (planning, scheduling, implementation, and evaluation) and supporting the overall coordination of student, staff, and faculty efforts.
Support internal and external ODEI messaging and reports, both written and verbal.
Work independently and take initiative to enhance all ODEI efforts.
Some travel is required in support of professional development and ODEI support including national conferences, case competitions, and professional engagements.
Supervise student workers and office volunteers, including assignments and preliminary assessments.
Plan and implement programs and initiatives, including partnering with University and external vendors.
Maintain ODEI budget, including expenditures, grants, and grant applications.
Support management of faculty recruitment, training, and inclusion efforts, including search committee sessions, lecture series, and brown bags.
Support management of staff engagement, including brown bag series, I AM Marshall programming, and other culture-building efforts.
Support collaboration with other University DEI offices both in programming, evaluation, and the identification of evidence-based practices.
Represent the ODEI at various University and external events, including sponsored-events, conferences, and community engagements. This will include both attending and discussing the ODEI efforts and outcomes.
Support the maintenance of key ODEI outcomes across multiple indicators, in coordination with various Marshall offices and divisions, including Undergraduate, Graduate, Career Services, and International Programs.
Maintain a professional presence and demeanor.
Oversee and maintain an up-to-date office activity calendar.
Oversee core office operations, including supplies, staffing, budget, and calendar.
Support the implementation of all ODEI objectives and goals in an inclusive and collaborative manner
Maintain an impeccable sense of confidentiality and discretion.
Support and develop outreach and fundraising efforts.
Remain current regarding professional developments in the field and regularly read relevant literature and studies to inform the ODEI practices.
Preferred Education: Masterâs degree in related field ((Organizational management, culture, human resources, learning)
Preferred Experience: 5+ years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Administrative experience, including project management; budgeting; student, staff, and faculty outreach; event planning; supervisory responsibilities; student engagement and programming experience; effective written and oral communication skills; confidentiality and discretion when working with multipleÂ stakeholders; Detail oriented and self-initiated; collaborative, team-player open to addressing the myriad needs of the ODEI and its entire scope of work; strategic and analytical leader; familiarity with data and evidence-based practices; marketing and website strategy experience; training and facilitation experience; experience and/or knowledge regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in higher education and business as a whole.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in area of program specialization.
Required Documents and Additional Information
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Please incorporate a response to this statement into the cover letter:
Share your experience and knowledge regarding the role and importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in higher education as a whole, business schools, and global organizations.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of five calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Why join the USC Marshall School of Business?
The USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and is ranked as one of the countryâs top schools for accounting, finance, marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship and international business studies.
USC Marshall builds on the unique opportunities that stem from its Los Angeles location on the Pacific Rim, its interdisciplinary and impactful research, the momentum generated by the University of Southern California, and the unparalleled engagement of the Trojan Alumni Family. With ready access to industries defining the new business frontier, including bio-technology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare, this vast network offers USC Marshall graduates exceptionally strong support for success in the global marketplace.
Job Profile SummaryMinimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in area of program specialization.
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